Friday, July 15, 2011

LIMITED EDITION PRINT: "Mask and Urban Man" by David C. Driskell

David C. Driskell
Mask and Urban Man, 2010
17 1/2" x 15"
Edition of 30

HEMPHILL announces the release of Mask and Urban Man by David C. Driskell for the benefit of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship.

Born in 1931 into a family of Georgia sharecroppers, David C. Driskell is today a renowned painter and collector of art, as well as one of the leading authorities on the subject of African American art and the black artist in American society. His paintings can be found in major museums and private collections worldwide. His contributions to scholarship in the history of art include many books and more than 40 catalogues for exhibitions he has curated. His essays on the subject of African American art have appeared in major publications throughout the world. Driskell has demonstrated a renewed interest in printmaking over the past decade. Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell, a retrospective exhibition of his prints, has been traveling nationwide since 2007.

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry, and the arts. The Institute’s goal is not only to help talented African American men achieve career success, but it is also to train these young leaders to be men of great character who will make significant contributions to their communities, their country, and the world. For more information, visit

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